Name: CW2 Anton John Schoepke
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/01/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.4
Date of Birth: 03/22/1948
Home City: Goleta, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/377 ART 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-076
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16628
Call sign: Gunner 92
Service number: W3166321
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: contract
Started Tour: 08/17/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
I was not in country that day but I was informed that Mr. Schoepke was returning from a visual recon in the Ripcord area. He was shot down while departing Rakasaan. You could contact VHPA Member Dewey B. Ford for the complete story. FROM Bob Reigel, May 2009.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: SANTA BARBARA CEMETERY, SANTA BARBARA, CA
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 05/18/2009
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